Vessel seized by Navy with heroin escorted to Dikkowita harbour

A vessel seized by the Navy with heroin, about 548 nautical miles (985km) off Sri Lankan shores, was escorted to the Dikkowita fisheries harbour today.

The Navy said that vessel and the suspects on the vessel were brought to the Dikkowita fisheries harbour this morning (15th April 2020).

Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Piyal De Silva and several other senior officers of the Police Narcotics Bureau and the Navy were present on this occasion.

The vessel was seized as a result of a successful operation carried out by Sri Lanka Navy based on information received from persons aboard vessels seized in high seas on 28th March.

SLNS ‘Samudura’ was deployed to detain the vessel and received several satellite images from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

After further analysis of these satellite images, the ship was directed towards the equator. (Colombo Gazette)

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